sad Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
- feeling sad because his dog had died
- Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
- sad news
- she doesn't like sad movies
- it was a very sad story
- When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti
adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
distressing; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable; sorry.
- my finances were in a deplorable state
- a lamentable decision
- her clothes were in sad shape
- a sorry state of affairs
Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.Obs.
Yet of that art they can not waxen sad, For unto them it is a bitter sweet. Chaucer.
Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.Obs., except in a few phrases; as,. sadbread
His hand, more sad than lump of lead. Spenser.
Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. Mortimer.
Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors."Sad-colored clothes." Walton.
Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors. Mortimer.
Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.Obs. "Ripe and sad courage." Bacon.
Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties. Ld. Berners.
Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.
First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. Shak.
The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad. Milton.
Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a. sadaccident; a sadmisfortune
Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.Colloq. "Sad tipsy fellows, both of them." I. Taylor. ✍ Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like.Bartlett. Syn. -- Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.
Sad transitive verb
To make sorrowful; to sadden.Obs.
How it sadded the minister's spirits! H. Peters.
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